The Hippy Gourmet Newsletter - April'09                       Previous Issue

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Spring has sprung!

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and although we know there's a lot of heaviness going around these days, which of course is impacting everyone, we'd like you take a few moments to stop and appreciate the abundance of what you have all around you.

Try this technique when stress and anxiety is present:

  1. Take three or four really deep breaths to clear out your lungs.
  2. Hold the fifth breath in for a few seconds and close your eyes.
  3. Think of something really happy and positive and smile as big as you can while thinking about what makes you happy.
  4. Slowly let the breath out and open your eyes just as slowly.

Embrace the simple, emphasize the moment and celebrate the pure love of life. None of this costs anything to do, but it enables you to gain some perspective.

It's Official - The Hippy Gourmet is an Award-Winning Show!

On February 12th, 2009 we were so honored to have been nominated and won the "Best Media Coverage" award presented by Tourism British Columbia. Our award was based on the two separate filming tours we did of Vancouver and Vancouver Island from 2006 to 2007, covering 14, 30-minute episodes of some of the best representative stories of the organic, slow-food movement in British Columbia!

Here is the award ceremony where you can watch James Ehrlich, Executive Producer and Director of Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet, as he accepts the award.


Watch some of the segments from the beautiful Vancouver and Vancouver Island Tours -

Our 10th Season

We just completed the 10th episode of our 10th season!

We've had some amazing shows the past several months! From Café Gibraltar in Half Moon Bay to three episodes filmed from the Jam Cruise to Belize & Costa Maya, Mexico and more great shows and trips coming this Spring and Summer of 2009!

Please remember you can tune into our national PBS and Dish Network (9415 FSTV) broadcasting, as well as on Granite Broadcasting stations (KOFY TV channel 20 Sundays at 5P for those living in the San Francisco Bay area).

You can always subscribe for free to our HippyGourmet channel on YouTube to discover fresh and delicious recipe and sustainable story segments each and every week.

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We've also just begun Twitter'ing! That's right you can follow HippyGourmet on Twitter - it's really easy (and free) to sign up.
To get our attention, simply start your tweets with @HippyGourmet - and that will ring our bell! :)

If that wasn't enough :), here is a link to the Hippy Gourmet's Fan page on Facebook - please join us for the latest discussions and news.

Anyway, you know we're always eager to hear from you however you find us!

We appreciate your support!

Spring/Summer is the best time to find fresh organic fruits and vegetables from your local CSA, farmer's market or family grocer. Did you know that "The Hippy Gourmet's Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating" (Wellness Central) is not only inexpensive, but it's packed with budget-friendly recipes for the whole family to enjoy! Plus it really does help support our future programs every time someone picks a copy up.

For those of you who have purchased our cookbook, we invite you to leave your comments and reviews on And as always, we thank you for your support!

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Peace, Love and Organics!

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